Loyalists tend to be flatterers; how ironic.
chapter 154 The Third Irony
[Li Jue]: DAMNIT! WHO DID THAT?
[?]: A… assassin!
[?]: Medic! Call the Medic!
[Yang Feng]: Good job!
[Xu Huang]: No, that wasn’t me.
[?]: Up there!
[Guo Si]: Who’s there?
[Dian Wei]: A madman.
[YF]: Which warlord called that move?
[XH]: How would I know?
[XH]: Maybe someone just like you, my Lord.
[YF]: What did you say?
[Liu Xie]: Sir Yang isn’t the only one… who wants to use me, right?
[YF]: Your… Your Majesty, how can you suspect my Loyalty?
[XH]: What is Loyalty?
[XH]: GET LOST!
[Xu Chu]: You, get, lost.
[?]: How many?
[?]: It’s not clear; at least three thousand.
[LJ]: Gather, everyone, on the mountain.
[?]: Is the Medic here?
[LJ]: Shoot arrows… from high ground; take down them all!
[?]: Retreat to the back!
[?]: Prepare for an assault!
[Xiahou Dun]: Blue – ambush behind the mountain.
[XHD]: Two green ones – twenty-thousand enemy soldiers.
[XHD]: As Advisor said, let’s split up!
[XHD]: Take out one at a time!
[?]: They split up; let’s make three divisions too!
[?]: Main force shall handle their forward legion!
[GS]: Assassin! I dare you to come back here!
[GS]: Just you and me!
[?]: My Lord, forget him…
[?]: Their first division is here!
[?]: Archers, get ready!
Another warlord has sent his forces.
But… it doesn’t matter who he is now.
History just keeps repeating itself.
Us Loyalists watched as the world succumbs to chaos;
the higher our position, the more we appear powerless.
[Cao Cao]: Loyalist…
[CC]: state your name.
Cao… Cao Cao? Impossible, how could he get here so fast?
He who preempts opportunities takes the world; no wonder he could climb this high.
Not only am I surprised at his speed, but also… that he approves of my respectable status!
[Dong Cheng]: Cao Cao, I am Dong…
[Xun Yu]: That man risking his life for His Majesty is Xu Huang.
[CC]: I’ll remember that.
What… am I boasting about?
[CC]: You might be thinking, Dong…
[CC]: how an important court official is worth less than a nameless man.
[CC]: A man’s value is not based on position, but on determination.
[CC]: I came from an eunuch family, endured cold shoulders, but I fought for my place among the various lords.
[CC]: Unlike me, your position was high,
[CC]: but you didn’t use that advantage to expand your influences, losing such a golden opportunity.
[CC]: A shame!
[CC]: It’s not a shame to be weak, but it is a shame to just get by without determination!
[XY]: Good news, the ambush worked.
how would I even think of holding His Majesty hostage? Such treacherous act, Cao Cao…
I sneer at you!
[CC]: Dong Cheng, I know you’re misinterpreting my words.
[CC]: Take the opportunity and expand your influence – whether it’s out of loyalty or treachery, one could still accomplish something.
[CC]: When corrupt officials arise,
[CC]: true Loyalists should use power to suppress them.
[CC]: You talk loyalty,
[CC]: but is it just breaking wind?
All talk and no action, were the words just flattery?
That day, I wept for the life I have wasted.
Why are Loyalists flatterers?
Though the irony is… loyal subjects are more distinguished under an incompetent lord.